Social Media Says These Are the BEST Cookies in the World

Are these the best cookies ever? 

Social media is exploding with posts about these Salted Butter Chocolate Chunk Shortbread cookies from cookbook author Alison Roman. The cookies are featured in her cookbook, “Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes.” 

In her book, she writes,

“I’ve always found chocolate chip cookies to be deeply flawed (to know this about me explains a lot). Too sweet, too soft, or with too much chocolate, there’s a lot of room for improvement, if you ask me. But no one asked me, and rather than do a complete overhaul on the most iconic cookie known to man, I took all my favorite parts and invented something else entirely. Made with lots of salted butter (it has a slightly different flavor and a deeper saltiness than using just salt — I prefer unsalted butter everywhere else but here), the dough has just enough flour to hold it together and the right amount of light brown sugar to suggest a chocolate chip cookie.”

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